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  • To Bar Italia

The Italian heart of Leichhardt

Located at the start of Norton Street's line of restaurants and cafes, Bar Italia is a popular place for reasonable pastas, serious coffee and a variety of gelato. The restaurant specialises in pasta but also offers foccacias for lunch and mains such as chicken schnitzel and salads. Bar Italia is open everyday for lunch and dinner and accepts BYO. Takeaway is available.

--TrueLocal description--
luxe iced coffee straight from Milan but in Leichhardt.

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  • Johnathan878   3 reviews
    I tried ice cream there and was surprised how delicious iit was but customer service needs to be improve.

    2 months ago - 11/02/2015

  • scallywaggle Cafe Crowd   31 reviews
    I love the Gelato here, and think the Toblerone is my favourite ice cream. Ever.
    I've found the pasta to be middle of the road, but sometimes that's all you need!
    The atmosphere is great - it's a bit chaotic and loud, but that's not a bad thing if you have a toddler in two, I reckon.

    What really gets me, being a soy drinker, is their utter refusal to do any mile but full fat cow's milk. Grrrr.

    11 months ago - 23/05/2014

  • Easternian Local Star   835 reviews
    Bar Italia has always been my regular go-to place for when we are looking for a casual meal. The caf style atmosphere and the friendly staff are just some of the things that keep me coming back. They also have plenty of indoor seats and spacious outdoor courtyard that are perfect for a relaxed dining experience, although you might have to deal with the airplane noise once every 5 minutes.

    There are great ranges of pasta with variety of sauces available, as well as other main meals such as veal. The pasta meals are quite nice and are adequately portioned considering the price (which is quite of a premium range given the atmosphere). Then they also have the delicious home-made gelato that everyone should at least try once they are of generous serving size. Dont go past the tiramisu, which is of the favourite of many. Sadly enough, this place is not as busy as it used to be.
  • cmonster   25 reviews
    The quality dropped for a while, but I went back recently and the pasta is as good as it used to be!! The coffee and ice cream are also outstanding. The only drawback is the prices are no longer below average, but just average.
  • luke151165   10 reviews
    Used to be one of the best around. Now just average and food quality has dropped to below par.
  • mumsrite Local Star   224 reviews
    The food there is undoubtedly overrated. I wouldn't call it great as two out of three times our pasta were overcooked and broken into bits, some even mushy. Taste was ordinary. We've certainly stopped ordering meals there but the coffee is still ok and gelato still good.
  • Belmore74   4 reviews
    I kind of like to pay for food that I wouldn't cook or wouldnt be able to cook welll myself!! I could cook a much better pasta than that which is served up at this place!!! And mine is pretty basic! Gelato bar is always a mess and off putting getting bits of other gelato in your scoop! Cheap and nasty!
  • Easternian Local Star   835 reviews
    Me, my friends, and my family always go to Bar Italia when we need a quick fix for pasta and gelato. Their food is delicious, affordable, and the full-range gelato is awesome too! Of course you won't be getting any fine-dining services in this area but if you want to have uninterrupted chats over your meal whilst enjoying your meal at the outdoor backyard, then this is the place to go.
  • JB-Union Local Star   103 reviews
    Have been here on number of times. The food has always beem great. Serive is good. The gelato is good. Wonderful place to hang with friends. The coffee is good and stong, just the way i like it. Very busy eatery - good sign. Happy eating!
  • green0ne   12 reviews
    The only place I go to when I'm in Leichhardt! Coffee is great, and every time I can't pass up on their cannoli and panini! They are consistent, cheap and have a wonderful vibe!



Dining Options

Bookings Alfresco Indoor Dining Functions Eat-in Take-Away Outdoor Seating Coffee


Italian Vegetarian Pizza/Wood Fired Pizza

Price Guide

Entrees under $30 Entrees under $20 Entrees under $10 Mains $20-$30


BYO (Wine Only) BYO Unlicensed


Family Friendly Private Function Smoking Room Parking Outdoor Seating


Brunch Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Disabled Facilities

Wheel Chair Access

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